From the moment you come to see our doctors and the friendly staff at New Wave Chiropractic Center you will feel like family. On your first visit you will meet with either Dr Paul Hodgson or Dr Joe Botkin, where you can share your health concerns and they can learn about your unique goals. If it feels like the right fit for you, they will perform a thorough spinal examination, usually including spinal X-Rays. The second visit to the office is a chance to review the results of the tests they performed and cover any abnormal findings. They will then give you their best recommendation for resolving these problems and reaching your health goals. The detail we take with each and every case allows us the confidence to know with certainty whether we can help or not, and our results speak for themselves; just take a look at our Patient Reviews section.
Meet Your New Wave Carlsbad Chiropractors!
Dr. Paul Hodgson is an exceptional chiropractor serving Carlsbad and the surrounding areas of Oceanside, Encinitas, and San Marcos. Before relocating to Carlsbad he practiced in Peru where he started a healing center, and San Diego where he worked in a large family based practice.
He is a graduate of Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco bay area, and also has a Bachelor of Science from Gonzaga University in Washington state where he studied physiology, kinesiology and biomechanics. Dr Paul brings his unique perspective and extensive knowledge of how the body and mind work together, along with a strong understanding of athletics and peak performance to the friendly and inviting team at New Wave Chiropractic.
Dr. Paul Hodgson is also an accomplished speaker and educator. He has presented to health groups, doctors, students, and businesses on a wide variety of topics. He considers his specialty to be health and wellness but what makes his presentation style so fun and engaging is his ability to tie it all back to the big picture, often seeing the relationships between broad topics.
He excels in working with patients of all ages and health goals, from infants to athletes to baby boomers. He also specializes in problems involving the cranial bones and neck, such as TMJD. Whether you were just involved in an auto accident or are simply looking to maintain a healthy active lifestyle, Dr. Paul Hodgson is a powerful resource in achieving your health goals
Dr. Joe Botkin
Dr. Joe Botkin grew up in Northern California but spent 8 years as a child living in Carlsbad and always hoped to return one day. While growing up around sports his entire life, Dr. Joe has learned to appreciate and love all things sports, especially football and baseball. Dr. Joe studied human physiology at the University of Oregon where he earned his undergraduate degree. At the time, he was interested in Physical Therapy so he began work as a PT aide in a very successful office for 2 years. Dr. Joe was introduced to Chiropractic at that time and instantly fell in love with the Chiropractic approach to health and wellness. Shortly after, he began Chiropractic school and graduated from Life Chiropractic College West in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dr. Joe has is proficient at many different adjusting techniques and has a whole body approach to health and wellness. He is passionate about learning and continues to further his education and skills through ongoing seminars and workshops throughout the year. He specializes in extremity adjusting, soft tissue therapies, and is a certified Foundation Training instructor. These specialties have given Dr. Joe a unique perspective on function and performance, specifically the harmful effects of poor posture and repetitive stress. He believes that the body functions as a whole and understands the importance of every part working together to create the healthiest and highest functioning body possible.
Community involvement has always been a large part of Dr. Joe’s life. He was a volunteer firefighter/EMT in his local town, a volunteer baseball umpire for little league, a mentor for kids at his local elementary school and has spent numerous hours volunteering his time to convalescent hospitals. His goal and passion is to create the healthiest community possible.
What a gift for Southern California! This is a rare find: Dr. Paul is somehow able to consistently, warmly, and lovingly perform his work with a very high degree of skill. It's that level of warmth and caring that sets him apart. Dr. Paul is devoted to helping entire families keep themselves healthy, and he's able to care for people of all ages. On many occasions had the great fortune of watching him adjust a young person, her mother, and then her grandmother immediately afterward. I first came into contact with Dr. Paul many years ago, and we've sweated side-by-side on many challenging projects. I've constantly been inspired by his over-the-top level of commitment and dedication to making himself the best he can possibly be, so that he can provide the best service he possibly can. Dr. Paul's skillful, gentle, healing touch is an uncommon talent... enjoy! Get in to see Dr. Paul as soon as he can!